Tyler Hammel



Tyler is a reporter for the Daily Progress. You can reach him at (434) 978-7268

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Though the lawsuit initially was filed in Charlottesville Circuit Court, because the manufacturers are arguing the decision violates their 14th Amendment rights, Platania argued the case should be moved to federal court, a request that was granted recently.

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The woman, identified as Jane Doe in the suit, claimed a doctor and other emergency room staff violated her Fourth and 14th Amendment rights by giving her psychoactive and anti-anxiety drugs, forcefully taking a blood sample and then putting her in restraints to insert a catheter into her bladder to take a urine sample.

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​Three solidly red districts — the 25th, 58th and 59th — remained Republican despite efforts from rural Democratic challengers who formed a group called Rural Groundgame, to share resources and more effectively campaign. 

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